QUETTA, Pakistan: Unknown assailants opened fire in Mastung area of Balochistan on Wednesday morning, resulting in deaths of four members of the Hazara Community.
Police sources said that a woman was also among the deceased who fell victims to targeted killing at Chothu near Mastung district Bazaar
Sources said that the victims were on way to Quetta from Karachi when armed assailants targeted their car and opened fire at them and fled from the scene.
Resultantly, a woman and three other victims succumbed to their injuries while one other received wounds.
The bodies and injured were shifted to the Provincial Sandeman Hospital Quetta where the bodies were identified as Murtaza, Muhammad Asif, Ghulam Sarwar and Rukhsan Bibi.
The law enforcement agencies reached the site and cordoned off the entire area. They also started search to arrest suspects.
Meanwhile in a statement, the Balochistan Home Minister Mir Sarfaraz Ahmed Bugti strongly condemned the firing incident in Mastung. He termed it against the social and tribal norms of Balochistan.